The Artists Hand Gallery is partnering with ArtsPath and IUP Lively
Arts to host a special artist residency for students ages seven through 17 from
August 31 to September 24, 2016. It features two nationally known artists, both represented
by the gallery and having extensive teaching experience.
Linda Van Gehuchten, woodworker and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
rostered teaching artist, and J. R. Sherburne, a local potter with a studio in the
gallery, will work with children in this interdisciplinary residency as they explore
the creative process.
The students will design and create a personal game board for
themselves, as well as a communal chess/checkers board for the gallery. They
will develop basic skills in woodworking and hand building with clay as they
integrate the two art forms.
According to gallery manager Sandy Trimble, “This is an amazing
opportunity for children to work with not one, but two nationally known
professional artists. And, because of the match funding by ArtsPath through the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, it gives the students an affordable option
with work with these artists for what amounts to slightly over $7 dollars per
session, or about $5 an hour.”
residency experience will be held at the Artists Hand Gallery, located on Philadelphia
Street in downtown Indiana weekdays after school from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and
Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., August 31–September 24.
The final session is a culminating show and reception from 4:30 to 6:00
p.m. on Saturday, September 24, at the gallery.
The cost for the full 24 hours of residency experience is $125 per
child. The class size is limited to 12 children ages seven to 13 and four children
ages 14 to 17.
To register or for more information, visit the Gallery website, call 724-463-8710,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtsPath is a program made possible through the AIE Partnership of the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. It is funded by the citizens
of Pennsylvania through an annual legislative appropriation and administered
regionally by ArtsPath through the Lively Arts and College of Fine Arts at
Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is
additionally supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal
Pictured above: Top, chess set by Linda VanGehuchten; Lazy Dogs by J. R. Sherburne; VanGehuchhten demonstrating a wood lathe to students.